Cullompton Rangers FC began life in 1945 and originally played in the East Devon Victory League. The initial headquarters for the Club were the Cullompton School Playing Fields, but they soon moved to Speeds Meadow, their current base and were there for a short time before moving to land adjoining the M5 motorway. Next stop was the area known as Knightswood, and then, Court Drive, before a return to their current home. The Club badge depicts the business’s which were prominent in the town at the time the Club was formed, namely a ropes works, glove makers and a woollen factory.
The most successful era for the Club was the early 1960’s when the Senior Side swept all before them winning the Devon & Exeter League Premier Division in both 1961 and 1964 but it was not until 1984 that real success was enjoyed by the Club once again, winning the East Devon Senior Cup under the management of Marcus Scott, the current Club Secretary. The standard of the First Team has improved steadily over the years and the Club became founder members of the Devon County League when it began life in 1992.
The Club has moved with the times as the Devon League was replaced by the South West Peninsula League in 2007 and Rangers have been members of the Premier League ever since. Floodlights were installed in 1998 which allowed the club to enter the FA Vase and latterly the FA Cup. During the late spring of 2010 magnificent new changing rooms were completed at a cost of £220,000.
Rangers have two other men’s team who compete in the Devon & Exeter League Divisions 1 and Veteran’s team. There is also a very successful junior set up with teams from age 7 to 16 as well as Under 18’s.
One of the strengths of the club is the continued support from players of the past and many a former Rangers player can be seen at Speeds Meadow on match days. Away from the pitch there is a thriving clubhouse, hot and cold food is served during half time at all matches and visitors are always assured of a warm welcome.